Koena Mitra lodges case of harassment after receiving lewd calls from unknown number
Bollywood actress Koena Mitra, who was seen in films like Musafir (2004), Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena (2005) and Apna Sapna Money Money (2006), has been out of the limelight for quite some time now. But the model-turned-actress recently found herself in a stressful situation when she received multiple lewd and malicious phone calls from strangers.
Speaking to Firstpost Hindi, the actress said, "I started getting 40 to 50 calls from random number, making obscene offers. I cannot even repeat what they spoke on the phone.'' She adds, "I fired one of the guys who started abusing me and they started calling from various number every two days. After I spoke to a police officer friend on Sunday (i.e. 30 July), I decided to file a complaint. But when I went there I was informed that it is not going to be a normal complaint, but an FIR.''
Mitra reportedly received calls from nearly 40-50 unknown phone numbers in the past one week. After ignoring all these calls, she picked up one such call where she was asked for a night out and even offered money, reports Mid-day.
That is when Mitra decided to report this at the nearby Oshiwara police station. An officer from the police station said, "We have booked the caller under section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of IPC and are investigating the case further," adds the Mid-day report.
After spending about a decade in the Hindi film industry, the actress said it was the first time she ever witnessed something of this sort. "I have been in the film industry for so long and met all kinds of people, but I've never had such an experience. I think the whole internet world has become so bad that people are writing anything they want, and it is mostly horrible stuff. Fans of cricketers and film stars are only abusing rivals and it is really not done," says Mitra.